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Watermelon Nail Art Design

Watermelon Nail Art Design by Katie Crafts;

Watermelon Nail Art Design

Inspired yesterday by Aquariann‘s watermelon nail wrap post, I decided to try my hand at making my own watermelon nail art design! My apple design is still my fave fruit so far, but these are a pretty cute way to end the summer. BONUS: If you skip one step, you end up with strawberry nails! Which do you like better?


  • Pink or red nail polish
  • Green nail polish
  • Black nail polish
  • White striper or white nail polish + nail art brush
  • Dotting tool or toothpick
  • Clear top coat


  • With clean dry nails, do one coat of your pink or red nail polish and let dry. I used my favorite coral shade (Essie’s “Come Here”) since soon I will have to retire it for the season! You don’t have to use coral, if you don’t want to, though! You can use red if you are going for a strawberry look, or hot pink for a great watermelon design!
One streaky coat! (Please ignore how horribly cracked and dry my hands look! No matter now much lotion I put on them before I take photos for the blog, they always look like they belong to someone 108 years old.)
  • See those streak marks from one coat? Do a second coat and let dry completely.
Watermelon Nail Art Design by Katie Crafts;
Two coats- much better!
  • With your green polish (I used Confetti’s “My Favorite Martian”), do a somewhat thick french tip on the top quarter to third of your nail. This is the top of your watermelon slice! Let dry.
Watermelon Nail Art Design by Katie Crafts;
One coat of green
  • If the polish you choose is streaky here too, do a second green tip coat and let dry.
Watermelon Nail Art Design by Katie Crafts;
Two coats of green
  • Use your dotting tool or toothpick and some black nail polish, and make little seeds throughout the pink/red. Let dry.
Watermelon Nail Art Design by Katie Crafts;
  • Right now, you can call it a day, do a quick coat of clear polish, and end the design with some strawberry nails if you want!
Watermelon Nail Art Design by Katie Crafts;
Don’t worry about nails not being cleaned up- you can do this at the end!
  • If you want to continue to have watermelon nails, use your white striper or white nail polish and a nail art brush to make a thin line between where the pink and green meet.
Watermelon Nail Art Design by Katie Crafts;
  • Finish with clear top coat. Done!


So which do you like better: straawwwwberries or watermelons?

3 thoughts on “Watermelon Nail Art Design

  1. Lovely idea! I love everything watermelon 🙂

  2. Wow, that was fast! Thanks for the shout out, how fun to be an inspiration for such cute nails. ^.^

  3. These nails came out great! Love that you happened to have some of those yummy candies to take pics with too. =0)

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